Jaynie Crimmins is currently at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation - a residency in Taos, New Mexico. The Foundation offers three months of rent-free and utility-paid housing to people who specialize in the creative arts. There are eleven artist casitas, or guest houses, that are fully furnished and provide residents with a peaceful setting in which to pursue their creative endeavors. The Foundation accepts painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, screenwriters, composers, photographers, and filmmakers of national and international origin.
Crimmins is a sculptor who repurposes bits of shredded paper that she rolls, folds, sews, and fabricates into exquisitely detailed and intimate sculptural reliefs.
From August 8-September 5, Carl Linstrum was an Artist in Residence at Cove Park, an international artist residency site near Glasgow in western Scotland. During this intensive four-week residency, Carl developed 7 new paintings in his recent 'Fade' series as well as 4 new paintings in the ongoing 'Habitats' series, all inspired by and directly related to visual documentation captured during his time in Scotland. In addition to painting, Carl also worked in drawing media, watercolor sketching, photography, and short-form video. In and around travels and long studio days, Carl enjoyed numerous conversations and studio visits with fellow residents at Cove Park, including sculptors from Indonesia and Finland, a climate-change activist from Finland, a musician/researcher from Pakistan, a writer from Australia, and dancers, choreographers, artists, musicians, writers, and podcast producers from all over Scotland.
Opens 17 September, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Painting with Light
Cyanotype is a process that creates a cyan-blue print through exposure to UV light. It is a classic process first developed in the 1800s. However, Atlanta artist Terry Dilling's unique and painterly approach transforms a traditional method into a contemporary expression in one-of-a-kind works that look deceptively like watercolors.
Atlanta artist Elizabeth Sheppell's love of color and texture leads her on a journey every time she takes up her palette knife. Building up and smoothing down are part of her working through a painting to its finished state. A true colorist, Elizabeth works in palettes from muted to electric, pushing herself in her methods and materials until she finds a thrilling "rightness."
Painter of Quietude
"Much of [Belgian artist Mathieu] Weemaels' artwork reflects his incredible talent as a draftsman and pastellist. His naturalistic sensibilities respect the world as he finds it and seek to find the most compelling pictorial truths. Keen observation combined with the right abstraction for a selected view of commonplace household items staged to both surprise and delight us with his contemplative visual poetics."